A rare Imperial cloisonné enamel ten-lobed circular box and cover Incised Qianlong four-character mark and of the period
Lot 249
A rare Imperial cloisonné enamel ten-lobed circular box and cover
Incised Qianlong four-character mark and of the period
Sold for £75,650 (US$ 123,534) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare Imperial cloisonné enamel ten-lobed circular box and cover Incised Qianlong four-character mark and of the period A rare Imperial cloisonné enamel ten-lobed circular box and cover Incised Qianlong four-character mark and of the period
A rare Imperial cloisonné enamel ten-lobed circular box and cover
Incised Qianlong four-character mark and of the period
Of lobed and domed form with ten vertical and five horizontal lobes, the exterior all under a rich turquoise ground decorated with bands of small floral scrolls, surmounted by a gilt globular knob issuing from a band of gilt petals.
10cm (4in) diam. (2).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Stephen Junkunc III.

    Stephen Junkunc III was a manufacturer of precision parts for aeroplanes and a well known collector and art patron from the Chicago area. As noted by R.Davids and D.Jellinek in Provenance: Collectors, Dealers & Scholars, Chinese Ceramics in Britain and America, Oxon, 2011, p.264, his collection was acquired from well known dealers such as Bluett's, Sparks, Yamanaka, C.T.Loo and Nagatani. He was resident at Oak Park at his death in 1978.

    清乾隆 御製掐絲琺瑯花卉紋花瓣形蓋盒 陰文「乾隆年製」楷書款

    來原:史蒂芬君尼庫克三世

    史蒂芬君尼庫克三世是一位航空精密零件製造商,並且是美國芝加哥地區的知名收藏家及藝術贊助人。根據R.Davids and D.Jellinek所著,Provenance: Collectors, Dealers & Scholars, Chinese Ceramics in Britain and America,牛津郡,2011年,頁264,一書當中,他的收藏均購自著名古董商例如Bluett's Sparks, Yamanaka, C.T.Loo和Nagatani。
    他是奥克帕克居民,卒於1978年。

    Compare a related example made in the Beijing Palace workshops, illustrated by Ho and Bronson, Splendors of China's Forbidden City: The Glorious Reign of Emperor Qianlong, no.338, p.260. The exceptional workmanship in rendering the refined and colourful floral meander, as well as the quality of chasing of the gilt metal, is closely comparable to that on the pedestal of a cloisonné enamel and glass lamp and pedestal from the Shenyang Palace, attributed to the mid Qing Dynasty, see The Prime Cultural Relics Collected by Shenyang Imperial Palace Museum: The Enamel Volume, 2007, pp.182-183. See also a very similarly shaped painted enamel and gilt bronze box and cover, Qianlong mark and period, from the Qing Court Collection, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Metal-bodied Enamel Ware, Beijing, 2001, pl.208.
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